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Former Maine school bus driver fined $1,000 for slapping autistic student – Portland Press Herald

A judge decides against sentencing Raymond Files to jail time for the misdemeanor assault, which happened on a bus in August. Source: Former Maine school bus driver fined $1,000 for slapping autistic student – Portland Press Herald

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Autistic people asked for their views to help transform support – GOV.UK

A new call for evidence is asking people for their views on what is working and where more needs to be done to transform care and support. Source: Autistic people asked for their views to help transform support – GOV.UK

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North Miami cop who fired at autistic man testifies | Miami Herald

North Miami Officer Jonathan Aledda, who is accused of attempted manslaughter in shooting at an autistic man with a toy truck, testified in his own defense Wednesday. He swore he believed Arnaldo Rios was holding another man, Charles Kinsey, hostage at gun point. Source: North Miami cop who fired at autistic man testifies | Miami […]

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Amazon removes books saying autistic children can be treated with bleach | Science & Tech News | Sky News

Despite the take-downs, Sky News has found the site still stocks books which falsely link vaccinations to autism. Source: Amazon removes books saying autistic children can be treated with bleach | Science & Tech News | Sky News

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Amazon Yanks At Least 2 Books Telling Parents To Give Autistic Kids Toxic Substances | HuffPost

The medically inaccurate books purported to offer “cures” for autism. Source: Amazon Yanks At Least 2 Books Telling Parents To Give Autistic Kids Toxic Substances | HuffPost

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Amazon Pulls 2 Books That Promote Unscientific Autism ‘Cures’ – The New York Times

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Mother Admits to Injecting Son with Her Own Blood for Attention | Katie Joy

A Virginia mother pleaded guilty to child abuse and admitted she injected her own blood into her son’s nose, mouth, central line, and tracheotomy for […] Source: Mother Admits to Injecting Son with Her Own Blood for Attention | Katie Joy